“The Barrs' Anthem”


"Sunday the seventh of November Blackrock and Saint Finbarrs did play" St Finbarr's scored first but Blackrock led at half-time. "We pulled it right out of the fire ... The famous Blackrocks were defeated ... long life to the gallant old Blues"


OCanainn: "The Cork County Hurling Championship in 1926 was played between Blackrock and Saint Finbarr's. The match was generally regarded as a mere formality for Blackrock, who supplied ten players to the All-Ireland winning Cork team of the year. The result, a win for the Barrs, was a major upset." - BS


  1. OCanainn, pp. 114-115, "The Barrs' Anthem" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, OCan114


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1978 (OCanainn)
Keywords: pride sports
Found in: Ireland